Level 5 Award in Understanding Asset Failure, Incidents and Events in the Water Industry – Learning & Development Associates
This qualification is designed for Operational Managers and Directors in the Water industry and for those Incident specialists who are likely to be involved in the management of incidents and events. The qualification will raise your awareness of the issues involved in event and incident prevention and mitigation through to their management. It considers incident review and analysis leading to important learning outcomes and ultimately business improvement.Learners will be taught how to take responsibility for ensuring the key components of incident and event prevention and management are established within an organisation. This will take learners through its processes and procedures and they way in which staff should think and approach particular operations and projects.

The qualification addresses the practical competencies required for the effective management of incidents and events and provides evidence of organisational competence for Regulators and other stakeholders.

Overview of the Qualification – Main Themes

  • Understand the differences of local national and international levels of major incidents and what is meant by these terms
  • Understand how data can be collated and evaluated in respect of current legislation in relation to events and incidents
  • Understand when planning work on a live asset some of the risks and factors to consider
  • Understand the nature of events and incidents, how they can originate and what can trigger them
  • Understand how events can be prevented and some of the processes that can help mitigate their impact
  • Understand the management of major incidents
  • Understand the process of event recognition, the information necessary to determine the scale, scope and key timings of event management
  • Understand the methods used in the effective management of resources in relation to events and incidents
  • Understand the key factors to consider in event management
  • Understand the reasons for information gathering during an event, the types of information to record and retain in an event log and the information’s uses
  • Understand how evidence-based methods of prioritisation are used in major incidents
  • Understand the importance that key factors play within limited timescales to assist in problem-solving in relation to events and incidents
  • Understand how the critical analysis of information and data is used to synthesise a response to dynamic events and incidents
  • Understand the importance that personal interaction plays, to gather accurate information in relation to events and incidents
  • Understand the key factors in determining whether an event or incident can be declared over
  • Understand the key factors in reviewing and learning from a major event or incident


Candidates must demonstrate the level of knowledge and/or skills described in the units. Assessment is the process of measuring a candidate’s knowledge and understanding against the standards set in the qualification. Each candidate is required to produce evidence which demonstrates their achievement of all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for each unit.

Upon successful completion of their qualification, learners are able to progress to further learning within the suite of Water Level 5 Qualifications – i.e. completing an Award or Certificate and topping up to Foundation Degree and on to Honours Degree.
Learners may also wish to further their ongoing personal and professional development by accessing other qualifications.


Level 5
Number of Credits 2
Guided Learning Hours 16
Course Duration 4 Days
Course pre-requisites There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. Centres should carry out an initial assessment of candidate skills and knowledge to identify any gaps and help plan the assessment.

More Information

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Role Suitability

This course is suitable for the following roles within the Water and Environmental Industries.